While Facebook does not provide a method to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or various other details, you can by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also perseverance. Sadly, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create every one of your Data.
Merge Facebook Profiles
Mass Download Data
As an initial step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have described previously. This procedure can spend some time and the archive will work as a minimal back-up, should you choose to shut off or remove your account. It will not be of terrific aid in recovering any kind of Data, though.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a web page where you could download your details as well as get a duplicate of exactly what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this initial web page. On top of that discover where it states You can likewise Download an increased archive ... and also click the corresponding web link. This will certainly direct you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently right here is where you will need patience. Depending upon how huge your major and also your broadened archive are and also how many other archives are in the queue, this could take a while. As well as with that I mean a number of hours.
Keep in mind that you should Download both archives, to get a full backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is offered for download, this is just what the web page will certainly look like.
Although your own pictures are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure an additional backup, it is additionally a great deal faster and also might provide you with more options.
As stated above, you will not be able to Restore or migrate every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You should by hand include friends to your new account. Regrettably, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you could import calls from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with information of the majority of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a little faster way. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any type of supported third party account (CSV documents are also supported) through the Discover Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as contacts imported from Facebook will certainly not be included in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I composed a separate write-up on ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Note that only contact information of friends that have actually accepted have their e-mail address included in details downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no way to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize third party tools. Today, the archive just functions as a personal backup, nothing even more.
So just what are your alternatives? You can re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload pictures you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your personal Settings, consisting of basic account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, include trusted contacts, or conceal your personal Settings. I want I had great news, however as I stated in the past, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will certainly shed a great deal! Your whole Timeline and Information Feed background will be gone, including posts or photos you were labelled in, locations you checked into, all the Sorts you issued or received, or teams you were a member of, all your account and personal privacy Settings, as well as any other records you built up over time. Your pictures and also friends are truly all you can take with you, whatever else has to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make certain to add your brand-new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
As soon as you have actually cared for admin functions, have downloaded and install all your Data, as well as are sure you want to entirely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as check out the Erase My Account web page to start the procedure. We have formerly described How To Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no matching system in place to recover your Data, needs to the account obtain endangered. Facebook never ever planned to provide a bring back feature; rather they were lawfully compelled to provide a way for users to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are entrusted to nothing but half-baked remedies or uncomfortable workarounds, need to they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Just what would bother you most if you had to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?